Many builders are finding themselves facing class action lawsuits due to problems with stucco homes that develop leaking windows and doors, leading to rotting frames and mold. E-Z Bead™ Vinyl Casing Bead helps you avoid leak issues by providing an exceptional seal. E-Z Bead™Vinyl Casing Bead is designed with a built-in flexible strip for uniform spacing around window and door frames or any other point where stucco meets a dissimilar material (e.g., soffits, fascia board, etc.). This flexible spacing strip is lined with a bond breaking tape that allows for two-sided adhesion, eliminating the need for backer rod.
- Designed with a built-in flexible strip for uniform spacing around window and door frames
- Features a spacing strip lined with a bond breaking tape that allows for two-sided adhesion
- Eliminates the need for backer rod
- Simply apply caulk for a quicker, cleaner finished product
- Saves you time and money!
Installing E-Z Bead™ Stucco Casing Bead
Install E-Z Bead™ by placing the flexible strip directly against the opening’s jamb and sill. Do not offset 3/8-inch like in standard bead installations. The flexible PVC will act as the backer rod by creating a seal, eliminating the need to install a separate backer rod. Install a drip cap at the opening’s head. Once the E-Z Bead™ is set touching the opening’s framing, fasten the bead to the wall as outlined in ASTM C-1063, with the metal lath installed on top of the nailing flange (no building paper in between). Upon completion of the scratch, brown and finish coats of stucco or thin veneer stone installation, the joint should be wiped clean and caulk should be applied as per sealant manufacturers specifications.
All joints should be embedded in sealant and sealed after installation, if necessary.
Carroll’s Building Materials proudly sells only Amico Building Products, the largest producer of metal lath in North America.